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Re: Getting rolling for 9.10
On Fri, 2009-04-24 at 09:52 -0400, Celeste Lyn Paul wrote:
> At the same time, I'm a little confused. Isn't the messaging indicator also
> the source of a message log? In that case, why would it disappear? Do you have
> to clear the log before it disappears or does simply opening the indicate mark
> everything as "read" and then it disappears?
I think message log is not a good way to think about it. It is a panel
visualization for messaging apps requesting your attention. Unread
mail, unresponded to IMs or replies on identi.ca. It doesn't actually
do any of the clearing itself, it waits for the applications to say
whether the status has changed, and thus clears them appropriately. If
the MI is restarted or closed or crashes the state doesn't change in the
applications, so when it restarts it should be in exactly the same
It disappears when people are not running any applications that use it.
The idea being that if it's not useful, it isn't taking up space in the
panel. Ideally, it'd always be useful and thus that'd never be an issue
but we were catering to the folks that do all their IM/Email/Messaging
in the terminal or with other applications that don't support it.
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